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Metalworking: Sheet Forming

Edited by
S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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ASM International
Volume
14B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-186-3
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Design for Sheet Forming

By
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
Consultant
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Published:
2006
Page range:
11 - 19
Publication history
August 07, 2006

Abstract

Sheet-forming processes provide considerable geometric and material flexibility in meeting these requirements, and design of parts for sheet forming must take into account these benefits as well as the limitations of the processes. This article reviews the basic forming operations and their general geometric features. These operations include hole making, flanging, bead and rib forming, and stretching and drawing for shallow or deep recesses. The article illustrates the general approach to design for sheet forming and the considerations that must be made for material savings and manufacturing ease, in addition to part function. It concludes with information on reducing the amount of scrap in sheet-forming operations.

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Howard Kuhn, 2006. "Design for Sheet Forming", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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